Grounding is often misunderstood, but so essential to your spiritual well being that it’s practice is recommended to be in effect all the time. Many people only ground when they meditate, or when they think of it. For us, it must become second nature, like breathing. Grounding allows old, negatively charged, or no longer useful energy out of your spiritual vessel to be released and cleansed, while at the same time bringing in fresh new energy.
Remember that energy is infinite. What you can channel and direct is not, but you can train your spiritual vessel to hold and direct a great deal if you practice. Always be sure that you are directing energy for the greatest and highest good of all. In spirit, we are all connected, and thought holds power. When you release energy during grounding, you are releasing charged energy back to the infinite abundance to be cleansed. Negatively charged energy is not always “bad” or “evil”, simply negative. Even being too full of positive energy can be an unbalanced situation that can cause hyper or manic behavior! Remember, try to achieve balance in all things.
A good way to redirect negatively charged energy is when you catch yourself having a negative thought, to try and combat it with immediately thinking of three positive thoughts. Phrase them in a positive light as you remember that the subconscious can only hear positive statements. One example is in the phrase “I shouldn’t bite my nails,” because the subconscious will always hear, “I should bite my nails.” Instead phrase it as a positive or affirmative statement such as “I will stop biting my nails,” or “my nails are long and beautiful.” Learning to control your thoughts is the basis of meditation. The best way to learn to ground is first by doing meditations and then gradually shift to grounding at all times.
Grounding is a natural way to help cleanse all of your chakra and should always be done through your root chakra. Grounding through the wrong chakra can result in not all of the energy in your vessel being cleansed. People intuitively know this which is why when children are hyper and misbehaving their parents used to spank their bottoms, because it was a fast effective way of grounding them out-however that is not actually needed as it is an evasive way to ground. With their permission, and with intent of the highest good to all, a touch to the shoulder is really all that is required to ‘flush’ someone’s energy out through their root chakra. However to be adept at this you must first know how to ground your own energy.
To begin to mediate, you close your eyes, and relax your body slowly, allowing yourself to fall into a light trance state. Sit with both feet squarely on the ground, and breathe in deeply through the nose and releasing it through your mouth. Take several deep breaths this way and settle into a soft rhythmic breathing. Clear your mind. If you have invading thoughts allow them to happen but slowly and firmly settle them to the side to be thought about later. This takes practice but eventually you will be able to clear your mind of everything save what you wish to concentrate on. Then you may begin to ground. As you become more adept at grounding you may start to allow this process to be happening continually no matter what else you are doing throughout your day. Even so, stopping to meditate daily is a good way to feel refreshed and renewed.
Everyone grounds energy in a different manner, and it is best to find a technique that works best for you that you are the most comfortable with. Below are five common techniques that should help you explore and form a basis on how you want to ground. Try each of them, and see which one feels the most natural.
As you establish rhythmic breathing, imagine yourself as a tree, with long branching roots sinking deep into the earth -down from the base of your spine and through your feet, while extending your branches out towards the sun’s light. Allow the light to flow down through your branches as you breathe slowly in, and down out through the roots into the earth as you slowly breathe out. Allow energy from roots to be drawn back up through the roots, providing fresh nutrients up through the branches and leaves that slowly fall back to the ground to be renewed. A cycle of energy flows through you, letting go of the old and being filled by the new.
This is also known as the lightning rod technique. After establishing rhythmic breathing, imagine a lightning rod that goes through your spine and down deep into the ground. Imagine any negatively charged energy attracted to the rod and thrown immediately to ground, taking all old energy within you with it to be cleansed. As you breathe in new fresh energy from the universe allow it to renew you. You can always imagine this as a ground wire constantly in contact with the infinite earth from the base of your spine if you are standing or walking. All old, used energy is burned away, consumed into the ground, leaving fresh layers of new, clean energy to be used.
After establishing rhythmic breathing, imagine an endless curtain of water or rain flowing over you. Allow it to wash away any old, used, or negatively charged energy away into the ground, flowing into you with fresh, clean energy. This is a constant stream of water that flows like a refreshing waterfall. Imagine it releasing and carrying away all old, negatively charged energy and renewing you with incoming clean water. This is, in turn, soaked up into the universe, cleansed, and returned to you in the form of new water much like the rain cycle works.
This technique is all about rhythmic breathing. As you breathe in, imagine you are breathing in a red, cleansing energy that fills your entire form, holding it for a time then breathing slowly out. Do not try to control the color of whatever you exhale, just allow it to flow out of you to be released into the ground to be cleansed. Continue to fill yourself with fresh clean energy and allow any negatively charged, old, or used energy to be exhaled through your body to fall back into the universe for renewal.
After establishing rhythmic breathing, feel yourself connected to the red core of the earth below you, connected to at the base of your spine. Allow the light, clean energy to feel as if it is radiating up from the earth to fill you with warm pulsing energy that is clean and fresh. Allow any negatively charged energy to become heavy and flow down to the earth to be soaked into the core to be cleansed and recycled. Allow this cycle to renew your energy and allow you to feel refreshed.